11 January 2019

Somalia: Three Injured As Police Open Fire At Somali Cleric's Meeting in Mogadishu

Three people were injured after Somali police opened fire at a meeting convened popular Nairobi based Somali Sheikh Mohamed Ibrahim (Kenyawi) Friday.

The security officers fired live bullets in a bid to control the huge crowd that was pushing and shoving to gain entrance in to the hall where the scholar to hold his lecture "Muxaadara", meaning "wisdom" in English.

The cleric was forced to cancel the meeting after the commotion. Sheikh Kenyawi is known for his thought -provoking talks.

Pictures taken immediately after the shooting incident show well-wishers carry away those who had sustained bullet wounds out of the area.

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